In Adelaide, strict rules are enforced around electronic waste recycling and how computers, televisions and other electronics can be disposed safely. Electronic waste contains a wide range of materials and chemicals, some of which are dangerous to humans or hazardous to the environment.
Since 2012, it has been illegal to waste certain types of electronics in South Australia. Because of this, waste removal facilities will charge additional, substantial fees or even return your electronic waste to you if you attempt to throw out any prohibited e-waste items in a skip bin.
Please read through the following information carefully before considering disposing of any electronics, and contact Just Skips if you have any questions about e-waste disposal.
Our skip hire form will also help you ensure you dispose of all your waste in the appropriate ways.
What You Can’t Put in Your Skip
Listed below are the types of e-waste that must never be disposed of in a skip. Please keep in mind that electronic technology is constantly changing at a rapid pace, and an item not being on this list is no guarantee that it’s okay to throw out in a skip. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
- Computers (monitors, hard drives, laptops and tablet computers)
- Computer mice
- Television sets
How to Dispose of a Computer
Computers and virtually all computer peripherals (including keyboards, mice, and other hardware) can be safely and legally disposed of at any of Adelaide’s four allocated e-waste facilities. Most of the following waste and recycling centres provide electronic waste recycling free of charge:
- Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
- Integrated Waste Services
- Pooraka Waste Transfer Station
How to Dispose of a TVs & Other Electronics
Televisions must be disposed of the same way as computers, as per the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.
Other electronics not covered by the scheme should also be disposed of at one of the facilities listed above.